Advaced Dental Technology at our Greensboro, NC office
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Dr. Mottinger chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level that supports you teeth, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging offers more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor where it can be studied in better detail.
Digital imaging also allows us to store patient images and to easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Dr. Mottinger utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera that allows our practice to view images of your mouth, teeth and gums. With clear, enlarged images, we can take photos that are helpful in planning your care as well all demostrating need to your dental insurance company.